JR NSW Supporters
The Bill and Patricia Ritchie Foundation has been financially supporting Just Reinvest NSW for a number of years, with recent generous financial support going towards the operational budget of the JR Mt Druitt office, opened in November 2022.
Dusseldorp Forum is an independent family foundation committed to a just and equitable Australian society that is caring, ethical, and recognises and respects its First Peoples. Dusseldorp’s partnership with Just Reinvest NSW supports Aboriginal communities in Moree and Mt Druitt in sustaining their own community-led solutions to overrepresentation in the criminal justice system, and directly partnered with those communities to build agency. Dusseldorp is also valuable partner in advocating JR NSW’s aims to influence decision-making around policies and systems reform.
Epoch Capital is a valuable supporter of Just Reinvest NSW’s community led projects in Moree.
With a long history of supporting reconciliation, IAG is committed to improving outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, believing that real change can only be achieved when driven and led by First Nations peoples. IAG’s partnership with Just Reinvest NSW is a fundamental component of its fourth Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), with a key focus on decreasing Indigenous incarceration rates and delivering transformational change to Indigenous youth through bail reform projects. IAG is a proud supporter of the Just Reinvest Learner Driver Mentor Program, aimed at reducing Indigenous driving offence incarcerations. The program provides free driving lessons and support to young First Nations people, helping them to navigate Driver Knowledge Tests and obtain the necessary identification documents to get a licence. This results focused program is delivering real outcomes, empowering young Indigenous people to take control of their futures.
Herbert Smith Freehills provide pro bono legal and financial support to JR NSW’s team in Mt Druitt (Western Sydney), which works with Aboriginal youth in the community. JR Mt Druitt recently launched the Mounty Yarns report. Mounty Yarns is a youth-led project that the gathered stories, expertise and knowledge of Aboriginal young people with lived experience of the criminal justice system and the impact it has on them and their families.
The Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) of the New South Wales Government announced its expansion of its Justice Reinvestment strategy in Kempsey and Nowra in early 2023, supporting JR NSW’s collaboration with Aboriginal communities to set-up as new justice reinvestment sites. Through this support DCJ aims to reduce the disproportionately high rates of Aboriginal adults and young people in contact with the criminal justice system and to address the underlying causes of incarceration and recidivism.
Paul Ramsay Foundation (PRF) is one of Australia’s largest charitable foundations. The Foundation aims to end cycles of disadvantage in Australia by enabling opportunities for people and communities to thrive. They partner with organisations to build capability and achieve change that lasts. PRF’s partnership with Just Reinvest NSW is about scaling JR’s impact through the expansion of the justice reinvestment model to deliver measurable benefits to additional communities and their people.
The Charitable Foundation (TCF) is an Australian Private Ancillary Fund dedicated to funding development, emergency and peace projects overseas and in Australia. TCF provides funding for the Just Reinvest Moree Team and have brokered the collaboration between the TCF sister organisation Institute for Economics and Peace and JR NSW around data sovereignty and strategic use of its Positive Peace Framework.
VivCourt Trading is a proprietary trading firm distinctive for its philanthropic initiatives. Founded in 2010 by Rob Keldoulis, VivCourt stands apart in the trading industry due to its charitable trust ownership and unique business model that distributes its profit among the employees as a social bonus. VivCourt has nurtured a longstanding partnership with Just Reinvest NSW, offering not just financial support but also previously extending its lease to accommodate the JR NSW team.
Warwick & Ann Johnson Family Foundation is a valuable supporter of Just Reinvest NSW’s work with Aboriginal communities in Moree and Mt Druitt.